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, why all of the love? good morning, welcome to early state. i'm christine rom yans. >> and i'm john berman. it's january 28th it's monday. we'll begin with that developing story out of brazil. deadly chaos at a nightclub. early yesterday morning. killing a staggering 233 people. many of them college students celebrating their last weekend of summer break. it happened at kiss nightclub in santa maria. recovery workers now say they're hearing the eerie sound of ring tones. we're in santa maria with the latest. >> reporter: smoke filled the air when the first firefighters entered the nightclub. where shirtless men were already trying to rescue some of the injured. emergency vehicles arrived not realizing the extent of the tragedy they faced. chaos and terror among survivors and the body of victims all around. the fire broke out at about 2:00 in the morning at a nightclub called kiss in santa maria in bra sail's southern most state. the club was packed with some 2,000 people, twice its legal capacity according to officials >> translator: people who were inside the facility when they cam
a terrible four years as far as farm policy. host: what you make of john kerry taking over the position? are you hopeful you will see a different course taken? caller: i don't think so. he enjoys being in the limelight a lot. this is something he has been looking forward to for a long time. i think he will overshadow the president in many ways. i don't think there will be any significant accomplishment by him. host: thanks for scott paul. samuelson wrote a peice -- robert samuelson in the washington post. john from pennsylvania is next on the independent line. good morning. caller: hello. i agree with fishing sam. i think it will just continue. we have to get out of. so many of we are in somalia, yemen, iraq. we will probably be in egypt and iran. it is ridiculous. you don't see china and germany and other great economies throughout the world trying to continue colonialism or imperialism or whatever you want to call it. zogby to pull back, take care of the u.s. -- we need to pull back. we are shortchanging the u.s. host: this is more from yesterday, secretary clinton giving her assessme
for the next couple of days. i'm here with john pod hotter and bill kristol, founder and editor of "the weekly standard," and we're going to get right into it. john podhoretz -- >> podhoretz -- >> john podhoretz, you wrote a book a few years back called "bush country" in which you celebrated the achievements of our 43rd president, and george w. bush was a guy who thought deeply about imuation reform, poverty and trying to craft a middle class agenda for the gop. george w. bush is a figure that many republicans have been running away from. so tell me, do you think republicans were too quick to abandon george w. bush? >> i'm sorry, what? i was tweeting. i'm sorry. [laughter] um, well, yes and no. i think, obviously, politically republicans distanced themselves from george w. bush because it was politic thing to do. numbers don't lie. he became very unpopular. parties tend not to embrace figures and politicians who become unpopular. my view is that a lot of the distress over bush's domestic agenda from which republicans fled beginning really in 2005 had, it was a, it was an ancillary result of th
in combat? >> well, it's people like senator john mccain, a vietnam veteran himself and member of the ranking armed services committee. here is what he had to say. >> i think women are obviously are prepared to serve side by side with men in combat. i just want to emphasize though, there should be the same physical and mental standards for anyone to perform certain roles and functions in the military. >> reporter: and many women say it's a question of equal rights as well, since serving in combat allows the soldiers to advance through the ranks farther and faster. >> harris: steve centanni reporting live from washington. thank you very much. >> reporter: you bet. >> harris: for the seconds time in two days we're hearing from former republican vice-presidential nominee wisconsin congressman paul ryan. hours ago, congressman ryan questioned president obama's economic strategy and called for a serious down payment on reducing our nation's ballooning debt. he was also asked about his thoughts on a possible presidential run atop the ticket in 2016 and he had an answer. >> i think
one of the senators behind the bipartisan plan, john mccain. he's here to talk about immigration, guns, the upcoming confirmation hearing for defense secretary nominee chuck hagel, john mccain live this hour. >>> plus, a royal shake-up. a queen announces she's abdicating. her country is about to get a new king. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> a new push to tackle one of the most contentious issues facing washington. just about 90 minutes or so ago, a bipartisan group of senators laid out a framework for an immigration reform bill. this comes as the white house is working on its own immigration bill and president obama will address the issue tomorrow in las vegas. the bipartisan senate plan includes a path to citizenship, but illegal immigrants will have to undergo a background check and pay a fine and back taxes before gaining legal status in the united states. all that is contingent on securing borders. the proposal provides for increased use of drones, more personnel and improved infrastructure and
a demonstration and he could go out and he and john boehner could do a rack of clay pidgeons and see who comes out on top. >> megyn: can you imagine what would happen if he did that. john kerry tried to get himself a picture with the ducks and lost endlessly, they're not-- >> the ducks were killed. and the president demonstrating i'm not against the family traditions of hunting and not allowing the fact that a lot of people do hunting, but not against the tradition of hunting, but people on the pro second amendment side of this say this has nothing to do with killing birds or shooting clay pidgeons, this has everything to do with tyranny and the government and individuals and empowerment of individuals. so the gap just gets wider and wider and wider. >> megyn: yeah. chris stirewalt, thank you, sir. >> you bet. >> megyn: as we mentioned a moment ago, there was some powerful testimony today on the issue of gun control in hartford, connecticut came from a man named mark mattioli who lost his son, remember the picture his sweet child. his father spoke passionately about his son, the shooting of the is
victory over republican mitt romney. senator john mccain of arizona said that's the key reason his party must now get on board. >> elections. elections. the republican party is losing the support of our hispanic citizens. and we realize that there are many issues in which we think we are in agreement with our hispanic citizens, but this is a preeminent issue with those citizens. >> ifill: mccain also said the country cannot continue to deny citizenship to children brought to the u.s. illegally. president obama has said immigration reform is at the top of his second term agenda. today his spokesman jay carney welcomed the senate agreement. >> this is a big deal. this is an important development. this is in keeping with the principles the president has been espousing for a long time, in keeping with bipartisan efforts in the past, and with the effort this president believes has to end in a law that he can sign. >> ifill: mr. obama is scheduled to unveil his own ideas on immigration reform tomorrow in las vegas. >> woodruff: so how will the politics of this new effort shake out on capitol h
republican mitt romney. senator john mccain of arizona said that's the key reason his party must now get on board. >> elections. elections. the republican party is losing the support of our hispanic citizens. and we realize that there are many issues in which we think we are in agreement with our hispanic citizens, but this is a preeminent issue with those citizens. >> ifill: mccain also said the country cannot continue to deny citizenship to children brought to the u.s. illegally. president obama has said immigration reform is at the top of his second term agenda. today his spokesman jay carney welcomed the senate agreement. >> this is a big deal. this is an important development. this is in keeping with the principles the president has been espousing for a long time in keeping with bipartisan efforts in the past, and with the effort this president believes has to end in a law that he can sign. >> ifill: mr. obama is scheduled to unveil his own ideas on immigration reform tomorrow in las vegas. >> woodruff: so how will the politics of this new effort shake out on capitol hill? we asked
on confirming john kerry as her successor. on cbs' 60 minutes last night, clinton said her battle for the white house with president obama in 2008 made their relationship stronger today. >> i think there's a sense of understanding that sometimes doesn't even take words because we have similar views, we have similar experiences that i think provide a bond that may seem unlikely to some. but it has been really at the core of our relationship. >> secretary clinton still will not discuss rumors that she's thinking of running for president again in 2016. >>> today lawmakers could approve billions of dollars in aid for hurricane sandy victims. the senate votes this afternoon on the package. the house approved the $50 billion package last week. it marks three months since the superstorm slammed into the east coast. the bill is expected to win approval in the senate. >>> this video will make you cringe. look at this. a motorcyclist in china narrowly escapes being crushed by a semi truck. that motorcyclist was waiting at a light. overturned at the intersection. the rider backs away in the nick of time.
on the right. republicans really got absolutely crushed by gop primary voters. case in point was john mccain, standing right behind ted kennedy during that press conference. how did this come to pass? the november elections. we saw the numbers. it has been talked about and talked about since then, the fact that latino voters have been going up as a percentage of the electorate and republicans got fewer than they have in three presidential elections. so it was a real wake-up call we're told, particularly to republicans like john mccain and lindsey graham of south carolina, who had kind of been working on comprehensive immigration reform on and off again. lindsey graham called chuck schumer. they had the first of five meetings. some were after the election. and they set in motion this process, a timetable to have principles now, the end of january, legislative language in march and they hope to have some kind of vote in the senate before the august recess. >> let's talk about the timing of this announcement here. the president was -- he's going to go to vegas tomorrow and is supposed to ou
of making the time right for senator john mccain and other republicans means there has to be some proposal in place to implement tighter border security. the measure would include using more surveillance equipment plus adding more agents along the border between the united states and canada and especially mexico. president obama is scheduled to visit las vegas on tuesday after his time in vegas. the president will redouble their efforts working to fix the immigration this year. >>> time for a look at who's talking. we are hearing from president obama and hillary clinton. they sat together during a 60 minutes interview. here's what they had to say on the attack on benghazi. >> obviously i deeply regret what happened many times. i knew chrstevens it was a grea loss to lose him and three other great americans. but i also have looked back and tried to figure out what we could do so that nobody in so far as possible would never be in that situation again. as the review board pointed out we fixed responsibility appropriately and we are taking steps to implement that. but we also live in dangerou
durbin of illinois and bob menendez of new colorado's l bennet. republicans are john mccain, south carolina's lindsey graham, marco rubio of florida and jeff flake of arizona. this comes as president obama flies to las vegas to outline his vision for immigration. senator durbin says immigration reform, a comprehensive plan is long overdue. >> we are committed to a comprehensive approach to finally in this country have an immigration law we can live with. we've virtually going for 25 years without a clear statement about immigration policy. that is unacceptable in this nation of immigrants. >> reporter: the plan also calls for easier entry for immigrants who have math, science and engineering skills. bill? bill: there is a lot of politics laced to this entire issue. how do the politics figure into this proposal, steve? >> reporter: first it comes during an important window of opportunity before the midterm elections of 2014 get underway, before all the campaigning gets underway. it comes just after president obama was reelected partly because of the strong support of latinos, the fa
party and of cuban descent. he will be influential. john mccain campaigned against george w. bush in 2000, a long time advocate of immigration reform is big advocate of this. democrats almost every case on this bipartisan committee as well as in the senate are expected to follow the president's lead whatever he outlines tomorrow many they're on board with that agenda. the big question and stumbling block has been for decades is border security. how do you define it, how do you support it? this includes the use of drones, technology, all kinds of electronic surveillance and et cetera, critics say there is not enough. you need a fence and more troops on the border. how that gets legislated and sorted out we her from the president and house republicans will be influence in the outcome. house republicans want to be very much a part of passing this legislation this time. jamie: i would love to see our troops continue to work down there. that would be so helpful. carl, thanks. jon: for more on the immigration reform plan let's bring if karl rove, former chief visor and deputy chief of s
department, senator john kerry, faced questions before the senate foreign relations committee this week. during his opening remarks, he was interrupted by an anti-war protester, which triggered this personal reply. >> when i first came to washington to testify, i obviously was testifying as part of a group of people who came here to have their voices heard. and that is above all what this place is about. >> nearly 42 years ago, it was kerry who aimed to have his voice heard when he first appeared on capitol hill not as a politician but as a protester. the year, 1971. he was part of an anti-war group testifying before that very committee. but it was days before on this program where kerry gave the country its first look at a future leader. and it's this morning's "meet the press" moment. >> we are down here to demand that those who call themselves the most committed of all in this country, namely the senators and congressmen, who have been talking peace for the past few years, that these men exercise their responsibility granted them by the constitution of this country to end this war. >
senator john mccain, also a member of the immigration 8, talked about what this bipartisan plan means and also what it means for the gop. take a listen. >> i'll give you a little straight talk. look at the last election. look at the last election. we are losing dramatically the hispanic vote, which we think should be ours for a variety of reasons. >> alice, for a variety of reasons it was not. mainly because of the anti-immigration rhetoric that was doled out by the standard bear. mitt romney all through 2012. can this reverse that course? >> oh, it sure can. we learned a lesson. i think this is a great first step. the framework for this plan being that it's a good consensus of republicans and democrats. it's a great start. i think victoria hit on it. senator rubio also hit on it. fairness is critical in this. the framers of this immigration plan say this is tough, but it's fair. that's important. those that have been going about obtaining citizenship through the legal means should be front of the line and those who have not should go to the back of the line. i think there's also an i
of that attack, did that interview really offer the real answers for them or was it politics? john cornyn of texas joins us now live on the curvy couch. good to see you. >> good morning. >> gretchen: i'm sure you saw the interview. the fist half talked just about their friendship. i was like, i hope they ask about libya. after the commercial break, they did talk about benghazi. were the answers sufficient for you? >> it seems like this is more of a pr initiative than an effort to get to the bottom of things. i know i watched the hearings some months after the incident and secretary clinton said, what's the big deal here? or words to that effect. the big deal is four americans lost their lives. we ought to be about trying to figure out how do preprevent that from happening again and how do we hold the people who were responsible accountable? >> steve: sure. do you think we're ever going to get to the bottom of this? >> i hope our friends in the house of representatives will not let this go and will get to the bottom of it. it's important to our national security. it's important to protect
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